FCC To Address Broadband Initiatives At May 20 Meeting


The Federal Communications Commission has announced its tentative agenda for the May 20 meeting, and it includes a number of broadband-related initiatives, including ones on pole attachments and reforms to the e-rate program to make it easier to get broadband to schools and libraries.

As part of the plan, the commission is proposing "ensuring nondiscriminatory, just, and reasonable access to utility poles."

Also on the agenda is a report on wireless competition and an order freeing up 25 MHz of spectrum from the WCS band for mobile broadband, part of its plan to free up spectrum from a number of users, including broadcasters.